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Woman Says Catholic Priest Seduced Her During Counseling And Church Failed To Act
By Nicole Winfield, AP
Laura Pontikes says she feels betrayed by Cardinal Daniel DiNardo after coming forward with claims that a Catholic priest manipulated her into a sexual relationship during a vulnerable point in her life.
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Five Former Michigan Catholic Priests Charged With Sex Crimes
The charges are part of Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel's investigation into the Catholic sexual abuse scandal in her state.
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Why Are We So Goddamn Horny For Fleabag's Hot Priest?
Season 2 of Phoebe Waller-Bridge's brilliant dark comedy wraps up Fleabag's narrative arc with an unconventional love story. Praise the heavens.
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Sri Lankan Catholic Churches Cancel Worship Services, Fearful Of More Attacks
The archbishop of Colombo and other religious leaders are cautioning Sri Lankans against attending worship services for the foreseeable future.
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Catholic Priest Accused Of Groping Woman In Hospice Care During Last Rites
The Texas woman claims Rev. Gerold Langsch assaulted her during a religious ritual and left her feeling like a “nasty, dirty piece of meat.”
Andrew Rannells Says Priest Forcibly Kissed Him When He Was A Teenager
The "Book Of Mormon" actor wrote in his new memoir "Too Much Is Not Enough" that the same priest attacked him twice.
Activists Tear Down Statue Of Priest Accused Of Sexual Abuse
Protesters demolished the statue of a late Catholic priest who was accused of having sexually abused children.
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Polish Activists Topple Statue Of Catholic Priest Accused Of Abusing Minors
By Vanessa Gera, AP
Three men attached a rope around a statue of Monsignor Henryk Jankowski and pulled it down.
Vatican Expels Theordore McCarrick From Priesthood On Sex Abuse Accusations
The former U.S. cardinal is the highest profile church figure to be dismissed from the priesthood in modern times.
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French Writer Alleges Vatican Is One Of The World’s Largest Gay Communities
By Nicole Winfield and Angela Charlton, AP
Author Frederic Martel is claiming Catholic priests publicly denounce homosexuality while privately leading double lives.
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Pope Admits Some Catholic Priests, Bishops Have Sexually Abused Nuns
The pope publicly confirmed that some priests have subjected nuns to "sexual slavery," and pledged to take action.
Catholic Priest Sentenced To Jail For Abusing Boys, Forcing 1 To Say Confession
David Lee Poulson was charged as a result of Pennsylvania's landmark grand jury report into the Catholic Church's sex abuse scandal.
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Philippines' Rodrigo Duterte Suggests He Sexually Assaulted Maid As A Teen
The controversial president says he told a priest that he snuck into his maid's room and "touched" her while she slept.
Court Sides With Clergy Who Don't Want To Be Named In Landmark Sex Abuse Report
Pennsylvania's Supreme Court decided the 11 Catholic priests' reputations could be “irreparably and illegitimately impugned" if their names were disclosed.
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Sex Abuse Survivors Protest As Pope Francis, Bishops Gather For Global Meeting
By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press
As Catholic bishops convene in Rome discuss how to minister to young people, survivors want to make sure their voices are heard.
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Catholic Priest Praised As 'Best Dressed Dude' At Met Gala For Just Living His Life
Rev. James Martin, a Jesuit priest and author, took the comments in stride.
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Italian Cardinal Sends List Of Purportedly Gay Catholic Clergy To Vatican
A male escort's list reportedly contains texts and photos from Italian priests and seminarians.
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